For those who have not seen this sobering example:
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: Peter Koskinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: CLassicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Sun, 4 May 2008 4:20 pm Subject: [CR]PRISON LABOUR
Tom Dalton wrote:?
> First, you'll need to provide more than your say-so when you assert?
> that Chinese lightweights are being built by conscripts on forced?
> labor. I keep hearing this thrown around like truth, but I've never?
> heard of any reports from NGOs or the like shedding any light on this?
> practice. It just sounds like something grumpy old guys like us use?
> as a half-truth to discredit bikes we don't like, and in some cases?
> fear out of ignorance. Underpaid workers perhaps, but that rests on?
> all of our heads if we buy anything made in China, or virtually?
> anywhere else outside of the U.S., Canada, western Europe, Japan, and?
> a handful of other places.? ?
Rumor has it that certain Italian marques used prison labor during the?
bike-boom years (late 60s to late 70s).? ?
-- John Thompson (email@example.com)?
Appleton WI USA? ?
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WOULD THAT BE TORPADO"S?? ?
PETER REID KOSKINEN?
CHAPEL HILL, NC, 27516, USA?